Barnacles: Recent Progress in Biology and Antifouling

Ryusuke Kado (Editor)
Marine Ecology Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan

Haruo Mimura (Editor)
Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Noriyuki Endo (Editor)
Biological Technology group, Himeji EcoTech Co., Ltd., Hyogo, Japan

Series: Marine Science and Technology
BISAC: SCI039000



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This book is composed of two sections, Ecological and Fundamental Researches and Approach to Antifouling. Both sections contain research trends on barnacles that have been collected from laboratory work and field studies.

Section I: Ecological and Fundamental Researches

Chapter One describes the traditional taxonomy and phylogenetic studies of thoracican barnacles based on morphological examinations. Chapter Two reviews ever rearing trials of the lepadid larvae and introduces recent examples of successful rearing of their larvae and settlement. Chapter Three focuses on barnacle larval dispersal and settlement from the ecological aspects, with common and specific mechanisms on the larval dispersal and settlement summarized. In Chapter Four, chemical cues in barnacle larval settlement are described. In Chapter Five, the authors describe the recent advances on the cellular biology of cyprid cement gland and the molecular characteristics of cyprid cement materials of the barnacle, Megabalanus rosa. Chapter Six describes the roles of the larval sense of vision in barnacles.

Section II: Approach to Antifouling

Chapter Seven centers around the antifouling properties of soft materials such as silicone and hydrogels against barnacles both in laboratory and field assays. Chapter Eight concerns the settlement of controllable barnacle populations via LED blue light emission. Chapter Nine concludes the book with a discussion about qPCR to species specific detection of barnacle larvae.


Chapter 1. Modern Molecular Phylogenetic Groups of Thoracican Barnacles: Systematics, Biology and Ecology
(Benny K. K. Chan, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)

Chapter 2. Larval Rearing of Lepas anatifera (Cirripedia, Lepadomorpha,) for Understanding Its Larval Duration and Feeding
(Ryusuke Kado, Marine Ecology Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 3. Diverse Larval Dispersal and Settlement Strategies in Thoracican Barnacles
(Takefumi Yorisue, Akkeshi Marine Station, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)

Chapter 4. Chemical Cues in Barnacle Larval Settlement
(Kiyotaka Matsumura and Noriyuki Endo, School of Marine Biosciences, Kitasato University, Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa, Japan, and others)

Chapter 5. Larval Cementation in the Barnacles, Megabalanus Rosa
(Keiju Okano, Yue Him Wong, Yayoi Takahashi, Ayako Kikuchi, Yasuyuki Nogata, and Mieko Oguro-Okano, Department of Biotechnology, Akita Prefectural University, Akita-shi, Akita, Japan, and others)

Chapter 6. Larval Sense of Vision in Barnacles
(Kiyotaka Matsumura, School of Marine Biosciences, Kitasato University, Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa, Japan, and others)

Chapter 7. Barnacle Settlement on Soft Materials
(Takayuki Murosaki, Department of Chemistry, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan)

Chapter 8. Application of Blue LED Light to Prevent Barnacle Larval Settlement
(Haruo Mimura and Kohei Hirono, Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan)

Chapter 9. A Quantitative Detection Method for Barnacle Larvae Using the qPCR Technique
(Noriyuki Endo and Yasuyuki Nogata, Biological Technology group, Himeji EcoTech Co., Ltd., Hyogo, Japan, and others)


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